Top Tips for Keeping Your Dog Calm this 4th July
As people all over these United States of America come together to celebrate 4th July with parties and fireworks, it is important to remember to care for our canine companions. Fireworks and other loud noises can cause great distress for dogs and other animals too.
Unexpected bangs and loud noises present a threat to our domestic pets. They can trigger signs of anxiety such as panting, whining or even pacing.
Why are dogs scared of fireworks?
The overwhelming noises spark a dogs 'flight' response, where they feel they need to run away from the startling sounds. Being in an enclosed space, means that they are unable to escape the noise and will therefore lead to a dog feeling trapped and increasingly anxious.
How can you sooth your pet?
Here are some top tips for keeping your dog calm during these celebrations:
- Play calming music to try and drown out the sound
- Keep doors locked and your pets inside
- Reassure them
- Create a safe space for them - section off an area for them to hide in
- As a last resort, you can ask your veterinarian for medication
Fourth of July is one of the most common occasions for dogs to run away, this is why ensuring that your doors are locked is of great importance. it is reported that dozens of animals are brought into shelters over the course of the Independence Day holiday celebrations. As their 'flight' instinct kicks in, make sure they cannot escape the safety of your home.
During one of the biggest National Holidays, we want you to celebrate in style! Make sure you don't have to worry about your furry friend and can enjoy the party.
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